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PostgreSQL 14 Administration Cookbook

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli
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PostgreSQL 14 Administration Cookbook

5 (1)
By: Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli

Overview of this book

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open-source database management system with an enviable reputation for high performance and stability. With many new features in its arsenal, PostgreSQL 14 allows you to scale up your PostgreSQL infrastructure. With this book, you'll take a step-by-step, recipe-based approach to effective PostgreSQL administration. This book will get you up and running with all the latest features of PostgreSQL 14 while helping you explore the entire database ecosystem. You’ll learn how to tackle a variety of problems and pain points you may face as a database administrator such as creating tables, managing views, improving performance, and securing your database. As you make progress, the book will draw attention to important topics such as monitoring roles, validating backups, regular maintenance, and recovery of your PostgreSQL 14 database. This will help you understand roles, ensuring high availability, concurrency, and replication. Along with updated recipes, this book touches upon important areas like using generated columns, TOAST compression, PostgreSQL on the cloud, and much more. By the end of this PostgreSQL book, you’ll have gained the knowledge you need to manage your PostgreSQL 14 database efficiently, both in the cloud and on-premise.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Loading data from flat files

Loading data into your database is one of the most important tasks. You need to do this accurately and quickly. Here's how.

Getting ready

For basic loading, COPY works well for many cases, including CSV files, as shown in the last recipe.

If you want advanced functionality for loading, you may wish to try pgloader, which is commonly available in all main software distributions. At the time of writing, the current stable version is 3.6.3. There are many features, but it is stable, with very few new features in recent years.

How to do it...

To load data with pgloader, we need to understand our requirements, so let's break this down into a step-by-step process, as follows:

  1. Identify the data files and where they are located. Make sure that pgloader is installed in the location of the files.
  2. Identify the table into which you are loading, ensure that you have the permissions to load, and check...